Ephesians 2
Berean Literal Bible

Alive with Christ

1And you, being dead in your trespasses and sins— 2in which once you walked according to the age of this world, according to the ruler of the authority of the air, the spirit now working in the sons of disobedience, 3among whom we all also once lived in the desires of our flesh, doing the things willed of the flesh and of its thoughts; and we were by nature children of wrath even as the rest.

4But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5made us alive with Christ even we being dead in trespasses—by grace you are saved— 6and He raised us up together and seated us together in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7in order that in the coming ages He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

8For by grace you are saved through faith, and this not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10For we are His workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

One in Christ

11Therefore remember that formerly you—the Gentiles in the flesh, the ones being called the uncircumcision by that being called the circumcision, made by hands in the flesh— 12that at that time you were separate from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of the promise, not having hope and without God in the world. 13But now in Christ Jesus you, the ones once being far off, have become near by the blood of Christ.

14For He Himself is our peace, having made both one and having broken down the barrier of the partition of hostility, 15having annulled in His flesh the law of commandments in ordinances, so that He might create in Himself the two into one new man, making peace, 16and He might reconcile both to God in one body through the cross, by it having slain the hostility.

17And having come, He proclaimed the gospel: peace to you, the ones far off, and peace to those near. 18For through Him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.

A Temple in the Lord

19So then, you are no longer strangers and aliens, but are fellow citizens of the saints and of the household of God, 20having been built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone, 21in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is increasing into a holy temple in the Lord, 22in whom you also are being built together for a habitation of God in the Spirit.


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